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FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 06:57
by Jim
If you notice any issues or have any questions, please post them here.

There is work currently being done on the backend.

Customizing it to make it look nicer will be secondary and ongoing. :LOL2:

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 07:16
by Jim
Tapatalk - We know this is not working/configured

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 11:36
by LDUBS
I had an initial issue accessing because of an Ad Blocker. Now everything seems OK.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 11:59
by Jim
Thanks LDUBS!

Rich continues to work feverishly on it!

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 12:00
by gnappi
It (the upgraded GUI) looks like Windows 10 now.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 12:07
by Jim
gnappi wrote:
18 May 2019, 12:00
It (the upgraded GUI) looks like Windows 10 now.
When all is said and done you will be able to pick this gui or something very similar to the way it was.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 12:14
by gnappi
Hi Jim, I wasn't being critical, I don't much care what the GUI looks like :-) Win 10 has far more serious problems than the front of screen.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 12:16
by Jim
gnappi wrote:
18 May 2019, 12:14
Hi Jim, I wasn't being critical, I don't much care what the GUI looks like :-) Win 10 has far more serious problems than the front of screen.
I know, but I want to show off some cooler options available now. :LOL2:

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 12:25
by gnappi
LDUBS wrote:
18 May 2019, 11:36
I had an initial issue accessing because of an Ad Blocker. Now everything seems OK.
Regarding ad blockers...

Animated gifs, and autostart vids are the issue and THE reason folks created and users adopted ad blockers. Why? Because it uses scads of bandwidth that users may be paying for, not fair... IMO.

Static ads like non animated images are NOT blocked by (AFAIK) any of the ad blockers. I think board owners globally really, REALLY need to evaluate their ads and try to move animation to static images. Then it's a win / win for everyone.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 13:36
by richg99
I removed my ad blocker on this site. This site is worth it, IMHO.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 13:46
by gnappi
Actually, there are no ads here that ad blockers will block.

Aside from that, Jim mentioned the other skin for the site, it is pretty cool.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 13:50
by richg99
With regard to my Ad Blocker....even though I disabled it, I am still getting a warning every time I open a post????????


UPDATE...Now, when I open a page, I no longer get the Ad warning, but just a line that says TEST, JUST A TEST.

FYI.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 13:53
by Jim
richg99 wrote:
18 May 2019, 13:50
With regard to my Ad Blocker....even though I disabled it, I am still getting a warning every time I open a post????????


UPDATE...Now, when I open a page, I no longer get the Ad warning, but just a line that says TEST, JUST A TEST.

FYI.
We are still testing things. :lol:

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 13:57
by LDUBS
richg99 wrote:
18 May 2019, 13:36
I removed my ad blocker on this site. This site is worth it, IMHO.
First time when I encountered the problem, there was a message that said remove Ad Blocker for this site. I don't know how to do that. Opened a bunch of stuff in Norton, but didn't change anything. Now the site works for me.

Don't want to waste anyone's time during the roll-out. Down the road I will need to learn how to adjust Ad Blockers.

PS: I also see the "Test, This is only a test." at the top of above the thread title. Oops - just saw Jim's note-- ignore.

Re: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Posted: 18 May 2019, 14:02
by richg99
IF...you are using ADBLOCK...then you should have a small icon on the top of your screen. It will look like a Green circle with an upraised hand in it.

Click on it while you are on the Tinboats Site. It will then give you some options, but the one I use is Do Not Block Ads on pages on this Site. Then another screen pops up, and you check Exclude all. That should do it.

You can do that for any page that you want to allow ads on.